London Midland train. Pic: Elliott Brown
London Midland train. Pic: Elliott Brown

Passengers travelling on the cross city line to and from Lichfield are being told to make alternative arrangements for the remainder of the day after an unexploded World War Two bomb was found in Aston.

London Midland services have been disrupted for much of the day – and the train operator has now confirmed the incident will see the line closed until at least the end of today (May 15).

A spokesperson said: “We are advising passengers to use alternative transport to complete their journeys.

“London Midland rail tickets are being accepted on local National Express West Midlands bus routes.

“Cross Country is accepting London Midland tickets between Nuneaton and Birmingham New Street and Tamworth and Birmingham New Street in both directions until further notice.”


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